Twenty One Genres and How to Write Them

In this classroom-tested approach to writing, Brock Dethier teaches readers how to analyze and write twenty-one genres that students are likely to encounter in college and beyond.

Author: Brock Dethier

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874219128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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In this classroom-tested approach to writing, Brock Dethier teaches readers how to analyze and write twenty-one genres that students are likely to encounter in college and beyond. This practical, student-friendly, task-oriented text confidently guides writers through step-by-step processes, reducing the anxiety commonly associated with writing tasks. In the first section, Dethier efficiently presents each genre, providing models; a description of the genres’ purpose, context, and discourse; and suggestions for writing activities or “moves” that writers can use to get words on the page and accomplish their writing tasks. The second section explains these moves, over two hundred of them, in chapters ranging from “Solve Your Process Problems” and “Discover” to “Revise” and “Present.” Applicable to any writing task or genre, these moves help students overcome writing blocks and develop a piece of writing from the first glimmers of an idea to its presentation. This approach to managing the complexity and challenge of writing in college strives to be useful, flexible, eclectic, and brief—a valuable resource for students learning to negotiate unfamiliar writing situations.

Beyond the Frontier Volume II

Innovations in First-Year Composition Jill Dahlman, Tammy Winner ... my
students have enjoyed it and come away from the portfolio assignment with a
deeper rhetorical understanding of the ... Twenty-One Genres and How to Write

Author: Jill Dahlman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527521339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 801


This collection of essays is a compilation of the latest research in first-year composition, including pedagogy, praxis, debate, and assessment. Originally begun as a collection of panel presentations from the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual conference, it has since evolved to include innovative pedagogy regardless of presentation status. The book is divided into presentation “panels,” in order to present the reader with innovative pedagogy and thought-provoking conversations concerning the first-year classroom, assessment, and pedagogy. It will benefit anyone who studies or engages with first-year composition, including graduate students, instructors, and administration.

Once Upon a Time in the Twenty First Century

Similarly, you may be familiar with some commonly practiced forms that writing
takes within these genres, such as the sonnet as a form of poetry, the short story
as a form of fiction, the lyric essay as a form of creative nonfiction, and the one-
act ...

Author: Robin Behn

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817359423

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 434


""Once upon a Time in the Twenty-First Century" is an innovative, inspirational, and unique creative writing textbook/handbook that fills many educational needs and gaps. Designed to appeal to a wide range of readers and writers - from teenagers to young adults, from grade nine through college and beyond - this volume of exercises is of inestimable value to students and teachers in the traditional classroom, a growing number of homeschoolers, others who are served by "distance learning," those who are part of a writing club or group, and independent writers and learners of all ages. The book is based on years of hands-on experiences in the teaching of creative writing in public high schools and after-school writing clubs. The book begins with poet Robin Behn's introduction and is followed by three writing sections: Genres and Forms; Sources and Methods; and Style and Subject. In each section, Behn offers a brief introduction to how to get started and specific ways to develop one's writing, and each introduction is then followed by extensive exercises that draw on classic literature and popular culture, ranging from Flannery O'Connor and Tennessee Williams to Elizabeth Bishop and Gertrude Stein, from Thomas Wolf and Pablo Neruda to Salman Rushdie and Arlo Guthrie. As part of Behn's layered approach to learning, she integrates within the exercises apt examples of student writings that have emerged from actual use of the exercises in both the classroom and in writing groups. The book concludes with general advice and direction on how to get published"--

Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty First Century

I believe that students in literature courses learn about poetry, fiction, and other
genres in part by writing them, struggling with issues of craft from the writer's
perspective. Creative writers deepen and enrich their own imaginative writing
through ...

Author: Alexandria Peary

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The creative writing workshop: beloved by some, dreaded by others, and ubiqui�tous in writing programs across the na�tion. For decades, the workshop has been entrenched as the primary pedagogy of creative writing. In Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Cen�tury, editors Alexandria Peary and Tom C. Hunley gather together contributing experts from both creative writing and composition studies--a discipline rich with a wide range of established peda�gogies-- to offer innovative alternatives to the traditional creative writing work�shop. Contributors in this volume pres�ent fresh and inventive methods for the teaching of creative writing. Each chapter offers both a theoretical and a historical background for its respective pedagogi�cal ideas, as well as practical applications for use in the classroom. This myriad of methods can be used either to supple�ment the customary workshop model or as stand-alone roadmaps to engage and reinvigorate the creative process for both students and teachers alike.

English Journal

Teaching Writing in the Twenty - First Century Muddying Boundaries : Mixing
Genres with Five Paragraphs DEBORAH M ... physical battle ) , the boundaries of
the genre are muddied , making my secondary students smile when I read to
them .



ISBN: UOM:39015061168780

Category: English philology


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From Millwrights to Shipwrights to the Twenty first Century

The difference is that technical communicators might call these forms " genres
or “ subgenres ” rather than story - skeletons . A genre or subgenre implicitly
includes many set elements such as : • tone - for example , the instruction manual

Author: R. John Brockmann

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1572730765

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 529


This text divides the history of American technical communication into three themes: the importance of visual communication (1791-1887); the power of genre (1791-1980); and the role of technical communicators as innovators within constraints (1948-1954).

Getting the Buggers to Write

In fact , schools are reliant on the students ' willingness to go along with these
fictions , in order to maintain a sense of order and control . ... The importance of
genre One of the best ways into any piece of writing for the teacher is via genre ,
and this applies especially to creative writing . ... The children of the twenty - first
century are positively steeped in genre : through the movies they watch , the
books ...

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UVA:X004706668

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 572


A practical how-to book for teachers in secondary and further education, covering all of the major topics of concern to teachers of writing. Topics include: exams and assessment; spelling; punctuation; grammar; handwriting; drafting; marking; e-mail and the internet; text messages; curriculum vitae; gifted students; students with special educational needs.

Resources in Education

Finally , results showed that the ability to generalize to nonverbal thinking tasks
improved for all but one subject and that ... Twenty - eight references are included
. ... as rhetorical acts , think about their purpose for writing them , and teach
students to become their own best readers . ... printed in the booklet with any
other French literary personage who has been studied in any genre of French
literature .



ISBN: UOM:39015021468833

Category: Education


View: 568


Literature in South Vietnam 1954 1975

Not only were there no new practitioners but even the well - known masters of the
said genres ceased to write them ... Wrote any fantastic novel , and Phạm Cao
Củng , a resident of the South for some twenty one years , until the spring of ...

Author: Phiến Võ


ISBN: UOM:39015037306449

Category: Vietnamese literature

Page: 239

View: 529


Supported Literacy for Adolescents

But students use and remember it because they need it , now . ” Being able to
write clearly in many genres and for many purposes is an important twenty - first -
century writing skill , and the genre of argument is one that they will continue to ...

Author: Catherine Cobb Morocco

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131623527

Category: Education

Page: 213

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This text offers a proven method for developing high levels of literacy in secondary students, especially underperformers. It provides detailed guidance on how to build college track reading, writing, and discussion practices routinely into content lessons.

Bangladesh on the Threshold of the Twenty first Century

Among those who started writing novels after Independence are Humayun
Ahmed , Humayun Azad and Imdadul Haq Milon . ... The post - Liberation
literature of Bangladesh has blossomed in many other genres other than the
ones we have ...

Author: Fakrul Alam


ISBN: UOM:39015056875019

Category: Bangladesh

Page: 598

View: 340


Contributed seminar articles relating to various progresses of Bangladesh in post-1971 period.

Creating Writers

E/VD/VO7F Twenty-first-century writing process will, I believe, emphasize student
independence. ... The six traits do not replace process but support it by giving
students a vocabulary ganize information—thinking how to begin, where to go
next, and how ... last is that traits ability and to help readers interpret meaning
correctly and hear the writer's intended voice. change slightly from one genre to

Author: Vicki Spandel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UCSC:32106019233011

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 689


"Creating Writers," Fourth Edition, is the most comprehensive exploration of the 6-trait approach to writing yet! Written by the pioneer of 6-trait writing, this Fourth Edition brings everything up to date, offering a comprehensive overview of the best education strategies and philosophies from the worlds of writing assessment and instruction. It provides clear guidelines on helping students draft, assess, and revise their writing, as well as explicit criteria to show students precisely what they must do to succeed as writers in virtually any situation. Widely used at the state level, school districts are incorporating the 6 traits into their state standards or assessments. This is the only book on the market that effectively helps teachers of writing prepare their students for success on state tests. " New format and organization is designed to make the content clear and simple. New and revised checklists for genre-specific writing instruction to separate key elements in narrative writing, literary analysis, and persuasive writing. New and creative ways to use 6-trait writing in classrooms are explored - including adaptations for kinesthetic learners and second language learners. Ringing Endorsements for "CREATING WRITERS"! ""Not only is Creating Writers the most comprehensive book ever on 6-trait writing instruction and assessment, it's also a practical, inspirational guide for any writing classroom. It's one of those rare professional books that both teachers and administrators read cover to cover, and you'll find the well-worn copies on their desks to prove it. This extensively revised edition, with voluminous examples from students and literature, draws the strongest link yet between writing assessment and instruction. No writing classroom should be without it."" -Barry Lane Author of "After THE END: Teaching and Learning Creative Revision, The Reviser's Toolbox, and The Portfolio Sourcebook." ""Spandel has done it again! In Creating Writers, Fourth Edition, she shares her current thought and unparalleled skill, framed around the traits of writing. The originator once again inspires us with practical, enriched instruction and assessment applications-promising practices for teaching and learning at its zenith. On behalf of classroom teachers everywhere -Thank you, Vicki!"" -Dr. Donna Flood Director of Staff Development and Instructional Improvement, Millard Public Schools, Omaha, NE ""If you're only going to read one book about teaching writing this year, make it Creating Writers. It's lively and fast-paced, filled cover to cover with practical help on using the six traits to enrich writing instruction and assessment, from one-on-one writing conferences to building craft lessons. This book gives you and your students a shared language with which to talk about writing. No writing teacher in America has done more than Vicki Spandel to show how to actually make writing workshops work. Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran, you'll find both inspiration and how-to-do-it strategies in Creating Writers. As an added bonus, you will find that the strategies detailed in this book prepare students for success on state writing assessments as well as for their journey as life-long writers."" -Dr. Tommy Thomason, Head of Journalism Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas For more information on this book and related books, visit

Metamorphoses of Travel Writing

This book reflects, comments on and adds to a fast growing field of travel writing studies.

Author: Grzegorz Moroz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443820455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 815


This book reflects, comments on and adds to a fast growing field of travel writing studies. The twenty-five papers in this volume rely on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and explore a diverse body of travel writing texts created over the last three hundred years in English, Polish, Hungarian and French. The book is divided into three parts. The first one includes papers which apply the findings of post-structuralism, generic and cultural criticism as well as narratology to explore theories, canons and genres in travel writing drawing material not only from non-fictional and fictional prose narratives but also from poetry and tragedy. The second and third parts contain papers on a wide selection of travel writing texts, both fictional and non-fictional, written in Anglophone, as well as other literary traditions. They are arranged chronologically: the second part is devoted to texts written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, while the third part focuses on those written in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.


The Form section addresses distinct genres that span these stylistic periods ( for
example , politics or comics are genres that recur throughout the nineteenth ,
twentieth , and early twenty - first centuries , and have been produced by those
who ...

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015079208347

Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 492


Filled with five hundred color and black-and-white illustrations, a visual history of the art of illustration spans more than one hundred years of art, showcasing a broad spectrum of editorial work and advertising illustration, profiling the artists who created it, and critically analyzing its important influence on modern culture, commerce, and society.

Labor Writing Technologies and the Shaping of Composition in the Academy

Were I to make such revisions , what will I have sacrificed for art , or rather , for
genre ? ... Creative nonfiction is so attractive at the beginning of the twenty - first
century because it allows the personal voice to surface ; it has the potential to
blend ...

Author: Pamela Takayoshi

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123287695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

View: 428


The changing nature of the workforce and the increasing presence of technologies in composition studies promise to affect not only the ways we work, but the very shape of the discipline. This volume takes on the challenge of thinking about the intersections of work, technology, and composition studies in ways that are unprecedented. These areas interact in numerous and significant ways, yet the focus is often on the concepts in isolation from one another. Authors in this collection explore technology and labor issues across a range of institutional locations to focus on working as scholars, administrators (of writing programs, writing across the curriculum programs, assessment programs), teachers, workers held accountable to bureaucrats, and gendered and raced workers, and the future roles compositions will adopt in the university and how technology affects those identities. The chapters address the nature of composition labor in a technological society, the new geographies of composition, variety of identity and agency that are enabled and denied, academic labor outside the classroom and academy, and how virtuality impacts labor. They provide varied perspectives on what issues are [of] import and alert researchers and teachers that a serious consideration of labor and writing technologies are needed to expand notions of what composition studies can and must be. --Publisher's description.

Multimedia Information Technology

It is still a little daunting until one gets into the text and becomes an active
participant : a little reading , rather more critical ... TV treatment of a football match
is given as an example . ... the first truly internation - Studies students , and also
to support al new TV genre of the twenty - first cen - BTEC , AVCE and GSVQ
courses .



ISBN: UOM:39015064837845

Category: Audio-visual library service


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Critical Survey of Short Fiction Essays research tools indexes

Author: Charles Edward May

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893560138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3092

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Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.

Agendas for the Study of Midrash in the Twenty first Century

In a striking example preserved in several midrashic texts , the verse “ Abraham
lifted his eyes and he saw the place from afar ” ( Gen 22 : 4 ) ... Whichever
alternative the reader prefers , and this reader considers himself too unsure
about the biblical genres and expected audience ... But what does one do with
those places where Mann clearly departs from the rabbis either in tenor or in
interpretation ?

Author: Marc Lee Raphael


ISBN: UOM:39015047555571

Category: Judaism

Page: 136

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Images of the Word

As it developed , the music was no longer considered merely a support for comic
elements and thus became simply the ... Or , as another obvious example , no
serious critic would link together without distinction the Saturday afternoon oaters
of the ... Over time some films may migrate from one genre to another as critics ,
historians , and audiences gain experience and ... Appearing at an interval of
twenty - one years , Altman ' s work represents a dramatic shift from the concept
of genre ...

Author: David Shepherd

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132242814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 227

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Images of the Word: Hollywood's Bible and Beyond is a collection of e ssays by leading international scholars in the field of Bible and film. Recognizing the increasingly global nature of both media and religion, the volume focuses on the ways in which the Bible is interpreted and visualized not only within Hollywood but also far beyond it. Cutting-edge analysis of films from France, Canada, Sweden, India, and elsewhere reveals that the Bible's visualization is culturally rooted and contributes to the sh aping of a particular culture, including its perception of the Bible itself. Essays range across the canon from Exodus to Ecclesiastes to Revelation, interacting with films of various national traditions and periods from Blackton's Life of Moses (1909) to Karunamayudu (1978) to Cronenberg's eX istenZ (1999). The volume engages the breadth of current scholarly interest in this interdisciplinary field, including the critical reading of a oeBible films, a the exploration of biblical motifs and themes within contemporary cinema, and concluding responses to the essays from both a biblical scholar and a film scholar.Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (